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Ribs

August 28, 2013 in Cooking, Main Dish by Sharla

Mmmmm Hmmmm, Ribs!

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I love this recipe for rib prep.  It’s so easy and so delicious!  Make it in the summer or even the winter.  Serioulsy, we eat ribs year round.

 

Ingredients:

1 Rack Ribs

2 12 oz cans Tomato juice

1 Tablespoon Lemon Pepper Seasoning

1/2 Tablespoon Garlic Salt

Barbque Sauce

 

The Method:

First preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Next, you need to separate your ribs.  The easiest way to do this is use a pair of kitchen shears and cut them apart making piecees that have 3-4 ribs each.

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Next lay them bone side down in a greased 9×13″ baking dish.   Season the top with the lemon pepper and garlic salt.  Fill the bottom of the pan using the tomato juice, but be sure not to pour the juice over the top of the ribs.  Just pour it down the side of the pan so it makes a layer on the bottom.  You may not need all of the juice, stop filling when the juice starts to come up over the the top of the ribs.

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Now, cover them and bake for 1 hour at 400.  When the hour is up DO NOT TAKE THEM OUT OF THE OVEN.  Simply turn the oven off and let the ribs rest in the cooking oven until you are ready to cook them on the grill.

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When grilling time comes just slather them with a little BBQ sauce and warm them on a hot grill.

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Enjoy!

<3, Sharla

Ribs
Serves 4
Great prepartion recipe for moist, tender ribs.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 hr 5 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 hr 5 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 Rack Ribs
  2. 2 12 oz Cans Tomato Juice
  3. 1 Tablespoon Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  4. 1/2 Tablespoon Garlic Salt Seasong
  5. 2 Cups BBQ Sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Using kitchen shears cut the ribs apart making piecees that have 3-4 ribs each.
  3. Lay the sections bone side down in a greased 9x13" baking dish.
  4. Season the top with the lemon pepper and garlic salt.
  5. Fill the bottom of the pan using the tomato juice; be sure not to pour the juice over the top of the ribs. Just pour it down the side of the pan so it makes a layer on the bottom. You may not need all of the juice, stop filling when the juice starts to come up over the the top of the ribs.
  6. Cover and bake for 1 hour at 400. When the hour is up DO NOT TAKE THEM OUT OF THE OVEN. Simply turn the oven off and let the ribs rest in the oven until you are ready to cook them on the grill.
  7. Baste in BBQ sauce and grill 5 minutes or until heated through.
Notes
  1. I cook my ribs in the afternoon, letting them rest for several hours.
Adapted from The Pampered Chef
Adapted from The Pampered Chef
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Cracker and Veggie Dip

August 28, 2013 in Appetizers, Cooking by Sharla

Fast and Easy Cracker and Veggie Dip

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I can’t help it, I love dip and I want it to be fast and delicious and this one is a winner!  The only thing about this dip is you MUST try it with Cracked Pepper Triscuits.  So delicious!

You Will Need:

1 8 oz bar cream cheese, softened

1 Packet Dry Italian Dressing Mix

Junk to Dip in it

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The Method:

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Get ready, it’s complicated.

Mix the cream cheese and Italian seasoning together…

And EAT!

<3, Sharla

Crack and Veggie Dip
Simple, delicious dip for any finger food.
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Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 8oz Bar Cream Cheese, softened
  2. 1 Packet Dry Italian Seasoning Mix
  3. Crakers & Veggies
Instructions
  1. Let cream cheese sit are room temp for at least an hour.
  2. Mix cream cheese and seasoning packet.
  3. Enjoy!
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Summer Party/Game Ideas

August 24, 2013 in Fun, Kids, Parties by Sharla

Summer Party/Game Ideas
 
Ok everyone, I know the last days of July are sliding past us, but summer isn’t over yet.  There is still plenty of time for fun outside with family and friends.  So I challenge you to have one more big party before school gets back in, and I have to games to make your party a hit.
 
Every year Amy M and her family have a 24th of July party.  What is the 24th of July, you ask?  It’s Pioneer day in Utah, the day this state was founded.  Another excuse to eat, celebrate and set off fireworks.  She has a great view of the professional kind from her yard so she has the party, and then everyone gets to watch the fireworks at the end.  It’s super fun.  But what’s a party without food…

Drinks…

and FUN?!

Check out the cute signage Amy made…everything was labeled.  Drinks (to include specifying who can drink what…very important for under 21-ers), cupcakes, deserts…everything!  She just googled “4th of July printables” and then photo shopped them.

 Not to mention the sugar rimmed, chevron striped straws and mason jars for the drinks.  See them on the left?

The blue jug is full of home made root beer and how about the added detail of home popped popcorn in pre-made bags for watching the fireworks.  Adorable and delicious!

But I ask you, what’s a party without games?  Every year Amy and her very cool husband, Kelly, set up an enormous slip-n-slide on the enormous hill beside their house.  All it is is a long sheet of plastic you buy at Home Depot, a sprinkler at the top, a few well placed tent stakes and dish soap.  You heard me, dish soap.  The kids played on this for hours.  The plastic sheeting is about $20 but they rinse it off every year, fold it up and its good to go for the next year to come.  Classic.

Bounce house?  Um, yes.

This game was a blast, and the kids “ate it up”.  All you need are some paper plates, bubble gum, and a whole lot of whipped cream.  Every kid gets a plate.  Put an unwrapped piece of bubble gum on it and then cover that puppy as high as it will go with whipped cream.  Now they have to find the gum, with no hands!  Yes, we did prizes, the winner got a 4 pack of bubble gum, of course!

Here’s an idea to keep kids busy…buy a pack of water balloons with the nozzle that you hook up to the facet in the backyard and let the kids go crazy.  The kids all took turns working to fill up balloons for an epic battle for later in the night.  I bought special grenade water balloons for a classic balloon toss.  Everyone gets a partner and stands across from their partner and take turns tossing the balloon back and forth taking a step back every time they pass. You play until only one team has a balloon left.  Easy, fun, classic.

Next we played my favorite game to make and the play.  It was balloon darts and punch board.  Wanna learn to make your very own balloon dart board, click here.  How about the punch board, click here.
I loved these two games because it took a little longer, and everyone got a prize. 
Each balloon had a number in it….

 The kids threw darts until they popped a balloon and got their number…

 The numbers coordinated with numbers on these punch boards…

 They punch their number and get the prize inside.

Don’t worry, we’re not even close to being done yet.  The next game was easy.  You need a long pole, string, and doughnuts.  Tie a doughnut to a sting and then tie the string to the pole.  Have two adults hold the pole up limbo style.  Now, ready, set, GO!  The kids race to see who finishes their doughnut first…USING NO HANDS!  
 
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Hey, that kid is cheating! :)
 
Now, because you can only fit so many bodies under a pole you may have to do this one in waves.  Then you take the winner of each wave and they have a marshmallow-play off.  Parent lines up with kid and the parent has 1 minute to toss as many marshmallows into the kids mouth as he can.  Have someone count for each team.  At the end of the minute, the person who caught the most marshmallows in their mouths is the winner!
 
 
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Finally, at the end of the night everyone got glow sticks and they took their water balloon arsenal and had their epic water balloon battle in the dark.

A big thanks to Amy M and her husband Kelly for yet another fantastic 24th!

<3, SharlaWant to make he punch board and/or balloon dark board?
Click PUNCH BOARD or BALLOON DARTS to visit the tutorial.

 

Punch Board Tutorial
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ADHD-Being Your Child’s Advocate in the Classroom

August 21, 2013 in ADHD, Family, Kids by Sharla

ADHD – 6 Points on Being

Your Child’s Advocate

In the Classroom

Meet my oldest son, Davis.  He is now 8 years old, and he is one-of-a-kind.  I mean that, I don’t know another kid like him, and you know what?  That’s a good thing, and it’s also a hard thing.  Some of the good things are that he is bright, sweet, tender-hearted, and adventurous.  Some of the hard things are that he has trouble making and playing with friends, concentrating in school, and controlling his impulses.  I wanted to take a moment to let you get to know him a little, because we have traveled a fairly difficult road with Davis and we have learned a lot about what to do and what not to do to help him.  Matt and I aren’t experts, but we have experience.  By sharing what we have learned we hope that it in turn, helps you.

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When Davis was 15 months old, our pediatrician was concerned that he was developing slower than normal.  At that age he made almost no attempt to speak or even communicate except for screams and a small amount of sign language that he learned from Signing Time.  He didn’t walk, and almost never crawled.  He made no attempt to even stand or reach something he wanted.  After I weaned him from nursing he lost weight due to being a picky eater.  Basically, he loved to be held and he loved watching T.V.  No, T.V. was not the cause of any of his problems, it’s just one of the few things he actually cared about.

So, we began our journey to help him.  We did some testing through the state for Downs Syndrome, Autism, hearing impairments, low IQ, Aspergers, as well as any other diagnosable issue a kid that age might face.  What we came up with is that he was simply developmentally delayed.  There was no specific cause for it.  It’s the same as being born with an extroverted or introverted personality.  It’s just how he is.  The thing about being developmentally delayed is that most kids grow out of it, but can do so at a faster rate with proper therapy.  So, therapy is what we did.  Mostly it was speaking and understanding language as well as working on fine motor skills.  By the time he entered Kindergarten he was cured! It was a miracle!  No.  By the time he entered kindergarten he had made some substantial improvements, but had a long way to go to catch up to his age group.  In that three and a half-year period, from the time he was diagnosed to the time her started kindergarten, he had come from being in the 1% of kids his age to 7% as far as verbal, motor and cognitive skills.  Improvement is good, but he still needed a lot of help.  Unfortunately, in the great state of Utah, 7% is good enough.  All of our rights as far as state funded therapy and help ended.  

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Well, we weren’t ready to walk away from him and say he was all better.  Starting school only opened a whole new door to issues that we had never dealt with like helping him cope in large group situations, being tested on his fine motor skills (as in coloring and writing), and especially controlling outburst and relationships with peers (I know, this is long-winded, but hang on, I’m getting to the advice part).  As his parents we were frustrated for him and with him.  We were at a loss as to what to do to help him.  We went many different avenues, some worked, others didn’t.  

Then came Mrs. Beck, and 1st grade.  She was the pivotal point in our lives concerning Davis and academics.  She was a very seasoned teacher with a heart of gold.  She had her frustrations with Davis but it became clear from the start that she was invested as much as Matt and I in his success.  We communicated regularly about how to help him, what she was doing to help him, and what we could do.  Finally, after a foundation of trust was laid, she suggested we test him for ADHD or other issues that may hinder his ability to overcome his struggles.  How could I argue with a woman who sat in a meeting with the school therapist and I and shed tears of frustration and sorrow for my son.  It was obvious, she wanted him to succeed as much as we did.  So we did the testing.  It was eye-opening to say the least. He tested above normal to extremely above normal in every single academic category.  The test was administered over several days, in short stints, in a quiet room with no other students and one adult near by.  In other words, distraction free.  The test was similar to the ones he was given that diagnosed his developmental delay.  It covered all the issues that might hinder his success.  The diagnosis was clear.  He has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  Since that time we have continued to work and find ways to help Davis do better and better.  But, now that we have a diagnosis that is right for him, we also have tools and knowledge about where to start.  

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Ok, advice time…

1.  Do not rule out any issues your child may have.  Believe me, we were sensitive to the judgments others made about Davis and about our parenting.  It hurt when people assumed they knew what was “wrong” with him.  When he was 3 years old a woman in our church told people she thought he was Autistic.  The first day he met his kindergarten teacher she asked if he was ADHD.  We were angry, not because there is something wrong with any of those diagnosis’, but because he was judged before anyone even knew him.  So many people wanted a pigeon-hole to shove him in.  We were not ok with that.  Having said that, arguing with the world, and yourself, about what your child DOESN’T have is not doing your child any favors.  You might overlook an issue that is real because of pride.  We did!  I finally looked at my son and thought, “I am failing you.  You are still having the same struggles you have had for months or even years.  I am angry with you very often.  I can see you are frequently frustrated and unhappy.”  That’s when Matt and I knew we had to look at every single option out there, because what we were doing wasn’t working.  Mrs. Beck helped that process because we trusted her and she genuinely cared about our son, but don’t wait.  If your child is having problems that routinely interfere with school, relationships with peers, or family, it’s time to start asking.  All of our testing started with a trip to our pediatrician, and he guided the process.  

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2.  Become your child’s teacher’s cheerleader!  This is a hard one, especially when you have a teacher you are frustrated with.  But it goes back to the old saying “you catch more flies with honey than vinegar.”  Remember the kindergarten teacher who assumed Davis was ADHD after knowing him for 5 minutes?  Well, that was a hard year.  Even when she was being nice she had a sneer on her face.  And you know what, I showered her with compliments.  I found the more kind, supportive, and friendly I was to her the more patient she was with Davis and open to the suggestions I made to her.  I didn’t make her my enemy, I gave her support and it made it easier for her to return it.  I know families who have kids with special needs who go into classrooms and principal offices with their guns blazing and they call it being their child’s advocate.  All you do when you attack the people who spend 6 hours a day with you kids is create an “us against them” scenario.  The way to succeed in the classroom is to have a collaborative environment that includes parent and teachers.  Like it or not, you’re in it together.  If you have a critique or request, always start with a compliment.  Acknowledge what the teacher is doing to try to help your child.  Discuss openly and non-defensivly the issues your child is having.  When you are on your teacher’s side, that teacher is more likely to be on your child’s.

 

3.  Volunteer in the classroom.  Even if this is something that is out of the ordinary for your teacher, ask anyway.  There are many ways to help a teacher out.  Grading papers, preparing projects, helping kids who need extra attention.  The bottom line is, find a way to be in the classroom helping.  Not only does it foster a feeling of gratitude toward you from the teacher, but it gives you a realistic view of how the class is run, what the teacher is like while dealing with the students, and most importantly, what your child is like in class.  When you go back time after time you can pinpoint areas that need work and in turn you are more effective when working with your teacher on solutions to issues.  

 

4.  Praise your child and use positive reinforcement.  We have tried many different systems to reward Davis, but there is one that has stuck year after year.  We taped a cute picture to the top of some sticks and then wrote each of Davis’ privileges on them.  Then we put all the sticks in a mason jar and placed it in a prominent place in our home.  Some of our ideas were “desert”, “play date”, “play iPhone”, “T.V.”, “play video games”, ect; anything that is a fun thing.  Then, we used it to issue consequences.  If he took too long getting ready for school, he had to pull a stick.  If he got a bad report from his teacher that day, he had to pull a stick.  Once the stick was out, it could not be put back in.  The next day they all went in again and we started over.  This plan was marginally effective.  One day, I had had enough.  I was going to get through to Davis.  I showed Davis the jar in the morning and I took all the sticks out.  I told him when he wakes up in the morning he has no privileges, he has to earn them.  If he gets ready fast, he gets a stick in the jar.  If he is kind to everyone, he gets a stick.  If he gets a good report from his teacher, he gets a stick.  Again, once the stick was in the jar, it could not be taken out.  No more pulling sticks.  If he didn’t live up to our expectations, he simply didn’t have privileges.  I was shocked when a smile spread across his face and he said, “ok, watch this!”  He ran off and got completely ready for school without a single nudge from me.  He then ran back to the jar and chose which stick he wanted (T.V.) put it in the jar and watched T.V. until it was time for school.  EUREKA!  Instead of being punished for everything he did wrong he was suddenly getting rewarded for what he was doing right.  It completely changed my perspective.  Of course all kids need consequences, but try to find ways to praise and reward.  It is true for everyone, positive reinforcement is always more effective.

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5.  Utilize your school’s psychologist/therapist.  Most schools have one, and although you usually need a recommendation from the teacher or other adult in the school to set up appointments with them, you don’t have to “qualify”.  These professionals are there to help any kid, especially those with social struggles.  Davis has visited our school therapist every week since kindergarten, and she is great.  Here is a chance to get one more adult helping my child.  Another person who is invested in him and his success.  It is one more person who is there for him, and the more people that he knows that are on his side, the better.

 

6.  Let your home be a safe place.   A soft spot to land.  Let your home be the place where your child can be himself.  Life for him/her doesn’t have to be difficult all of the time.  Being patient and understanding in the home gives you opportunity to let your child know that outside the home certain behavior is not tolerated.  Your home should be a safe place to fail.  When your child isn’t perfect, you can show them that in your home they always get a second chance.  That way your child can put on a happy face for a few hours rather than feeling that they have to be their best 24/7.  That way your child knows, no matter what, they are loved.

<3, Sharla & Matt

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Fruit Dip

August 15, 2013 in Appetizers, Cooking, Deserts, Sides by Sharla

Best Fruit Dip EVER!

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No, really, I’m not just saying that so you will click on my blog.  I use this fruit dip as a side for fruit (go figure), for strawberry short cake, and for secretly eating out of the fridge shamefully in the middle of the night with my fingers.  It’s that good.  Oh yeah, and it’s only two ingredients.  Your welcome, in advance.

Recipe:

1 Bar Cream Cheese, softened

1 Small jar Marshmallow Fluff

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The Method:

Um, mix them together on high speed for a bit.  

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Then EAT, EAT, EAT!

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Told ya it was easy….<3, Sharla

Fruit Dip
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Prep Time
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Cook Time
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Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 8 oz bar cream cheese
  2. 1 7 oz jar Marshmallow Fluff
Instructions
  1. Let cream cheese soften on counter for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Put both ingredients in mixer and mix on medium speed for 5 minutes.
  3. Serve with fruit!
Notes
  1. The longer the cream cheese sits out, the better. 30 minutes is the minimum but a couple hours is idea. You can also put it in the microwave for 20 seconds if you're in a hurry.
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Up-Cycle Old Egg Crate into Floor Pillows

August 13, 2013 in Sewing, Sewing for Fun by Sharla

Up-Cycle Old Egg Crate into Floor Pillows

Up-cycle Egg Crate into Floor Pillows

Today, we are going to go from this…

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Into this..

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(I know, the kids are holding the pillows crooked, jeez!  I ask my kids to do ONE thing…)

You’re excited, I can tell!  Everyone has the old, stained, gross egg crate mattress laying around, junking things up, and you don’t want to get rid of it because there is something wrong with you (by you I mean me).  Well, here is why you kept it…you knew one day some inspired soul would find a way to make it all better. My friends, that day has arrived.  Enough talk, let’s sew.

You will need:

-1 egg crate or foam padding (my egg crate was a twin size and, like super thin.  Just about as cheap as they come).  Now this tutorial is for the twin size, you may have to fudge your own numbers if you have a different size. I was able to get 4 pillows out of my padding.

-2 1/2 yards white cotton fabric (that is at least 54″ wide).  So many options for getting your materials, if you like to get junk online I like Stitch Craft Create.  Click this link to check out discounts of fabric.

-2 1/2 yards outer fabric (I used fleece I had laying around, just make sure your fabric is durable, washable and cute!)

-16″ of velcro

Sewing machine and thread

That’s it!  That is all you need.  Not bad, right?

Let’s Get Started:

1. First we need to prepare the egg crate.  I folded mine in half long ways like this…

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Now we need to cut it into 4 equal portions.  Don’t over think this part.  With the egg crate folded long ways now fold it in half and cut on the fold.

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 Now fold each of the halves in half and cut those as well.  So you have 4 equally sized pieces.  No need to make yourself crazy being exact and measuring the crap out of it.  On this blog, if you can eyeball it, do so!

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 2.  Let’s prepare a perminent casing for the foam.  I don’t know, I just felt like I needed to make a sealed pillow before I made the outer case.  I did this with just plain white cotton.  Why plain white cotton?  Because I had enough of it left over from a previous project.  Doesn’t have to be beautiful.

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 I simply kept the fabric folded on the fold line it comes in (bias sides together), laid the padding in it and trimmed off the extra.  Again, no measuring just eyeball it.  I sewed the sides together, leaving one open to put the pillow in.  No need to hide seams, this is just the under layer.  Now stuff the pillow in, and sew the last side shut.  Have some extra fabric?  Just trim it off.

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3.  Make the outer pillow case.  I wanted to make my outer case removable so I could pull it off and wash it because, well, kids are gross.  So we are going to make the outer case the same as the inner, we just aren’t going to seal it shut.  Lay your fabric out with the fold again.  Once again fit the covered padding inside the folded fabric and trim.  

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Now sew the fabric together so only one side is still open.  

Let’s finish the opening.  With the pillow case inside out fold the opening back 1″ and sew a straight line to secure it, like a hem.

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4.  Add the Velcro.  I did two 2″ strips right on the hemmed part of the opening.  Remember, you want to put one side of the velcro on the outside of the pillow case and the matching piece on the inside.

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Simply sew around the rectangle to secure it and YOU’RE DONE!

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<3, Sharla

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Easter Egg Faces

August 7, 2013 in Easter, Kids by Sharla

Easter Egg Faces
 
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Ok, who doesn’t love dying eggs with the kids this time of year?  Well, I’ve got a pretty creative husband and some fun-loving kids, so we end up with some awesome eggs each year.  
 
 
It is too simple, dye the eggs with your usual, run-of-the-mill egg dying kit with the kids.  Wait for those rotten kids to be asleep, and then have some fun without them.  My creative and artistically endowed husband, Matt added these silly faces with a black sharpie, and…
 
 
we hid them in fun and clever places.  Suddenly, the Easter Bunny seems a lot more creative and your played out egg hunt is new, exciting and silly. 
 
 
 
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<3, Sharla
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Napkin Ring Chair Decor

August 7, 2013 in Creating, Easter Creations by Sharla

Use a Napkin Ring as Chair Decor for Easter

I have a big, manly dining room table.  What do I mean by “manly”?  Well, it’s very square, very heavy, and has lots of rivets.  If you saw it, you’d know what I mean.  So, it is my goal in life to make it cute and girly (which just thrills my husband).  So, here’s a simple, inexpensive and cute idea to decorate your chairs for the Easter season:
 
Easy Decor
These are $2 napkin rings from Tai Pan Trading Company hung with pink and cream sheer ribbon (also from Tai Pan Trading Company, but any ribbon will do) tied with a bow at the top.
 
 
Could it be more simple or affordable?!
 
Hope to see you hopping around soon!
<3, Sharla
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Easter Bunny Shadow

August 7, 2013 in Easter, Kids by Sharla

Create Belief
 
We are HUGE “believers” in our house.  If there is a holiday or tradition that promotes magic and/or believing in something that doesn’t exist, well, then we will do all we can to make it real (you know, for the kids).  I give 100% of the credit for this to my man.  He has a huge imagination and an even huger….creative streak. 😉  So, last year my 8-year-old daughter was getting a little skeptical about the Easter Bunny so Matt (my man, as it were) staged this pic as proof…
 
Easter Bunny Shadow
 
See the Easter Bunny’s shadow?  The ears, head and body?  It’s enough to promote belief but not enough to call for questions (like, “why does the Easter Bunny at the mall smell like barf?).  You’re loving it, right?  
 
All he did was
 
1.) Cut the torso, head and ear shape as one piece out of a piece of poster board.
 
2.) Tape it to the outside of the window.
 
3.) Set up a plug-in spot light shining from the outside of the window onto the cut out.  We got the best results by angling the spot light up while keeping it close to the house.
 
4.) Adjust the blinds to the right angle to catch the best light.
 
It might take a little playing around with the angle of the light and the angle of the blinds to get it just right, but trust me, the proof it provides on Easter morning is worth it!
 
<3, Sharla
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Spray Paint Easter Bunny Tracks

August 7, 2013 in Easter, Kids by Sharla

Spray Paint + Bunny Tracks = Easter Smiles
 
Easter Bunny Foot Prints
 
What?!  Gigantic Easter Bunny footprints all over the front yard on Easter morning?  What could be more fabulous?  Only the smiles from the kid-o’s when they see that the Easter Bunny left proof that he hopped right up to your front door.  
 
 
Matt (my extraordinarily motivated husband) has an excess of spray paint laying around so he decided to get creative to start a buzz on Easter morning.  The kids loved it, and can you think of anything more fun than spray painting huge bunny feet on your front yard in the dark?
 
 
Peter Cotton Tail left his trail for the kids to follow.  Give it a try and add some “egg-stra” fun to your Easter Day!!!
 
<3, Sharla